Serica

DURANGO
15th February 2013, 18:17
Does anyone know where I can get a picture of the clipper ship Serica she came in to London on the same tide as the Taeping and the Ariel as they raced home from China during the great tea race many thanks Dave .

Boatman25
15th February 2013, 18:55
There is one here

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?179876

SERICA


1863 August 4
Launched at the shipyard of Robert Steele & Co., Greenock, for James Findlay, Geenock.

1864 June 2 - September 19
Sailed from Foochow to London in 109 days.

1864 October 25 - February 1
Sailed from Torbay to Shanghai in 99 days, or 106 days from London.

1865 May 28 - September 11
Left Foochow at the same day as Fiery Cross for London where she arrived after 106 days.

1866 May 30 - September 6
Sailed from Foochow to London in 99 days. Finished as third ship in the Great Tea Race of 1866 and

1868 October 11 - January 17
Sailed from London to Shanghai in 98 days.

1872 November 2
Left Hong Kong for Montevideo.

1872 November 3
Wrecked on the Parcels. Only one of a crew of 23 survived.

DURANGO
15th February 2013, 23:03
There is one here

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?179876

SERICA


1863 August 4
Launched at the shipyard of Robert Steele & Co., Greenock, for James Findlay, Geenock.

1864 June 2 - September 19
Sailed from Foochow to London in 109 days.

1864 October 25 - February 1
Sailed from Torbay to Shanghai in 99 days, or 106 days from London.

1865 May 28 - September 11
Left Foochow at the same day as Fiery Cross for London where she arrived after 106 days.

1866 May 30 - September 6
Sailed from Foochow to London in 99 days. Finished as third ship in the Great Tea Race of 1866 and

1868 October 11 - January 17
Sailed from London to Shanghai in 98 days.

1872 November 2
Left Hong Kong for Montevideo.

1872 November 3
Wrecked on the Parcels. Only one of a crew of 23 survived.

Thanks for that I would very much like to get a complet side view of her if at all possible as I am building a replica of her I am surprised there is not a lot more available many thanks again Dave .

stein
16th February 2013, 14:16
The Lahloo moored off Gravesend in the early 1870s. She was fitted with single topsails when built in 1867. (McGregor collection)

DURANGO
16th February 2013, 19:10
The Lahloo moored off Gravesend in the early 1870s. She was fitted with single topsails when built in 1867. (McGregor collection) Thanks for that Stein

mmjhtb
29th May 2013, 19:11
Does anyone know where I can get a picture of the clipper ship Serica she came in to London on the same tide as the Taeping and the Ariel as they raced home from China during the great tea race many thanks Dave .

You could have a look here:-

http://www.southbaysail.com/the-great-tea-race-of-1866.html

Not sure which picture is of Serica - some are labelled & some not.

I've been looking at these as an ancestor was rumoured to have captained one of the clippers, but I'm struggling to get information that bears this out, so it may be a rubbish story.

regards mmjhtb

Boatman25
29th May 2013, 19:25
There is also a paintings here

http://www.artnet.com/artists/barry-mason/the-tea-clipper-serica-off-lyme-bay-aIaiq0YRKptR6CHkQxnXcA2

and here

http://www.lintonmaritimeart.com.au/gallery_images/7.1%20tea%20clipper%20serica%20full.htm




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Bill Morrison
13th June 2013, 21:17
Hi Durango
I see you have had a few replies on this request, while searching through my library on sailing ships I came across a photo of the Serica in D R Macgregor's Square Rigged Sailing Ships, it is on page 98. I hope this may be of some help to you. I have a great interest in sailing ships and viewing the postings on this site. All the best to you Bill Morrison

DURANGO
18th August 2013, 18:46
Hi Durango
I see you have had a few replies on this request, while searching through my library on sailing ships I came across a photo of the Serica in D R Macgregor's Square Rigged Sailing Ships, it is on page 98. I hope this may be of some help to you. I have a great interest in sailing ships and viewing the postings on this site. All the best to you Bill Morrison
Sorry I,m late picking up on your message Bill many thanks for taking the trouble best regards Dave.